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Seagate FreeAgent Pro External Hard Drive has failed

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I have a Seagate FreeAgent Pro External Hard Drive that has failed.  When it is plugged in it beeps and the light flashes on the top.  As is probably typical, I don't have a back up of this drive so it is imperative that I recover it.  I have taken the drive apart and notice that there is some sort of connector on the front of the drive that obviously is not in use as the two connectors on the back plug into the light and into the port on the back of the case.

What software if any could help me recover this drive as I don't want to necessarily spend the money to have it professionally recovered?  What solutions for recovering the data exist if there is some sort of hardware failure and is it possible to do it oneself?
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